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-- education, r&d technology and infrastructure. and if we don't do it, i guarantee the chinese will. >> turning to the big deadline coming up, the sequester, the president tackled the question head-on early last night. here it is. >> the greatest nation on earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crisis to the next. we can't do it. let's agree right here right now to keep the people's government open and pay our bills on time. and always uphold the full faith and credit of the united states of america. >> but congressman larson, we've got to hold the phone. congress is going on vacation for a few days. we've got this deadline that nobody is paying attention to. your thoughts on that. >> this is incredible. and this hostage politics simply has to end. and it's moving from crisis to crisis. and then not showing up for work. it's simply just exacerbates how the public already feels about congress. our leader nancy pelosi has proposed that we stay here and get the job done. and that's what we should be doing, putting america back to work, embracing the
of technology. kind of a different day at the office, wouldn't you say? >> a great day. >> and exciting too, because we'll learn a lot from this, i would imagine. derrick, how rare is this meteor both in size and in impact? >> if we're talking about meteor, ed, what we find is meteors of this size coming this far down into the earth's atmosphere are actually on the rare side, something like this might happen every 50 to 100 years. whereas the typical shooting stars that most people see in the evening sky we can see ten of those per hour on any regular clear night. and a meteor shower might show as many as 120. so something like this actually is quite rare to be seeing. >> is the speed, is the size pretty normal for shooting stars? does this -- we just happened to catch this one on tape, the russian citizens. >> well, in fact, the way we really ought to classify this is more like a small asteroid than it is a meteorite. this is an object that seems to come from the asteroid belt. so it is actually on the large side for something that we would see, although not really that large for an astero
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